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Gov. Brown Proposes Record-High Spending In State Budget

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday released a record-high level of spending in his latest revision to the state budget, a plan that shows California government awash in tax revenue.

05/13/2014

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Americans Spent $56 Billion On Their Pets Last Year

Millions of pets across America live like little humans these days — and as long as people treat them that way, pet spending should keep climbing after a record 2013, industry spokesman Bob Vetere said Thursday.

03/13/2014

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Wildfires Across The West Push National Wildfire Spending Past $1B

More than 40 uncontained, active and large wildfires dot the western U.S. from Arizona to Washington state and Alaska, taxing national firefighting resources and helping to push spending past $1 billion for the year.

08/21/2013

Under federal court oversight, California's prison mental health system has been spending far more on anti-psychotic drugs than other states with large prison systems, raising questions about whether patients are receiving proper treatment. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Prison System Under Federal Review For Anti-Psychotic Drug Spending

Under federal court oversight, California’s prison mental health system has been spending far more on anti-psychotic drugs than other states with large prison systems, raising questions about whether patients are receiving proper treatment.

05/01/2013

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How To Spend Your Tax Refund

The best part of paying your taxes is probably getting your refund check.

04/10/2013

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Analysts Agree Gov. Brown’s Budget In Balance

The Legislature’s nonpartisan budget analyst agreed Monday with Gov. Jerry Brown that the state budget is balanced.

01/14/2013

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Eating Healthy Means Spending More

A healthy diet is expensive and could make it difficult for Americans to meet new U.S. nutritional guidelines, according to a study published Thursday that says the government should do more to help consumers eat healthier.

08/04/2011

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State Democrats Debate On Twitter

There’s plenty of drama with Democrats at the Capitol – they are flustered over Governor Brown’s budget veto and firing back in cyberspace.

06/17/2011

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Father’s Day Spending Predicted To Increase

The National Retail Federation says that this year people celebrating Father’s Day will spend an average of $106 on the big guy — up about $12 from 2010.

06/10/2011

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On The Money: Brown’s Budget Blues

Governor Jerry Brown say time is running out for a budget deal at the Capitol. He’s looking for ways to help balance the budget before the June 15th constitutional deadline.

03/23/2011

Using undercover cameras, CBS13 took viewers inside a Caltrans convention at a luxury resort in Palm Desert that cost taxpayers $80,000.

On The Money: Cutting Out Caltrans

There’s a move at the State Capitol to eliminate the California Department of Transportation, Caltrans, one of the biggest government agencies in the state.

03/07/2011

File photo of confiscated cell phones seized from California inmates.

Gov. Brown Orders 48K State Cell Phones To Be Turned In

As part of deep state spending cuts, Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered state agency department heads to collect and turn in 48,000 government-paid cell phones by June 1, 2011.

01/11/2011

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